I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Pepperoni Bread A.K.A. Stuffed Bread A.K.A. Anything Bread

This is one of those recipes that you can turn into so many different things that you could almost call it;"Anything Bread".The more colorful the fillings you choose to use the prettier the pattern is when you slice it . My Aunt Jay made hers with italian Sausage, she would use the italian sausage my Uncle Louie made in his butcher shop. His sausage had just the right amount of fennel seed and spices. The only real trick is not overstuffing it, this way you can roll it up into a neat little loaf without it bursting. Even if it does burst a little, it won't harm the taste any.

Pepperoni Bread

1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed in refrigerator overnight
1/4 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. seasoned salt
1/2 tsp. parsley flakes
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 cup grated Provolone cheese (other cheeses optional)
1 cup grated mozzarella
3 tbsp. melted butter
3 1/2 oz. pkg. thin sliced pepperoni, quartered

Roll dough out to 9 x 12 inch rectangle. Brush 1/2 of the butter lightly over dough. Combine oregano, seasoned salt, parsley flakes and garlic powder sprinkle over buttered dough. Arrange pepperoni on top and cover with cheeses. Roll like a jellyroll very tightly to look like a loaf of French bread, pinch to close. Lay seam side down on pan. Brush with remaining butter mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Cool before cutting.


Mariana said...

Did people in you family ever make aspic? I remember attending some dinner parties when I was a kid growing up in the 70s, and I was forced to gulp down some aspics in my time. I showed a vintage ad recently with a recipe for a Waldorf Crown Salad -- in jello! :S


Helena>38 said...

Wonderful recipes! Always enjoy visiting.

Bread, cheese, and pepperoni....what's not to love? This recipe sounds so delicious. My son would adore this. I will definitely make it this week.
Thank you :)

Julie said...

Thanks Helena, enjoy.